Naturalis dashboard

This dashboard is a window to the entire Naturalis collection. The complete collection has been digitized in some form, and the process to add the meta-data of all specimens at object level is ongoing.

The part of the collection that already has been digitized at object level was added to the Netherlands Biodiversity API (NBA) and is accessible through the BioPortal. Additionally, the NBA can be accessed using nbaR, a specially developed client for the statistics- and analytics-language R. The API and BioPortal also give access to taxon information from the Catalogue of Life and the Dutch Species Register.

In order to present a more complete view on this dashboard, additional data sources have been used to present some totals for the entire collection.

Please note the distinction between the use on this page of the word 'specimen', which refers to individual specimen objects, and the term 'specimen record', which refers to a specimen record registered in the NBA.


Collection categories by specimen count
Entomology 14.582.773
Paleontology 9.124.309
Mollusca 8.053.708
Higher plants 4.892.987
Evertebrates 1.644.646
2D materials 625.500
Mineralogy and petrology 546.349
Lower plants 545.138
Birds 377.254
Fish 125.087
Reptiles and amphibians 59.566
Mammals 52.529
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 217.923 (19.13%)
Noord-Holland 183.259 (16.08%)
Zuid-Holland 163.022 (14.31%)
Limburg 150.983 (13.25%)
Noord-Brabant 100.749 (8.84%)
Zeeland 77.529 (6.8%)
Overijssel 59.053 (5.18%)
Utrecht 55.863 (4.9%)
Drenthe 46.209 (4.06%)
Friesland 45.136 (3.96%)
Groningen 13.996 (1.23%)
Flevoland 7.803 (0.68%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 936.608
Malaysia 227.017
France 206.837
United States Of America 158.206
Germany 154.838
Papua New Guinea 152.337
Spain 151.519
Brazil 140.969
Australia 137.145
Philippines 110.864
Type status records per collection
Botany (85.784 total)
isotype 38.055
type 14.664
holotype 14.280
syntype 8.505
lectotype 2.933
 
Mollusca (12.681 total)
paratype 7.763
holotype 2.192
syntype 2.027
paralectotype 517
lectotype 181
 
Hymenoptera (12.593 total)
syntype 10.485
paratype 1.234
holotype 339
type 287
paralectotype 194
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.289 total)
paratype 10.874
holotype 950
type 364
allotype 120
lectotype 36
 
Crustacea (7.768 total)
paratype 3.677
holotype 1.768
syntype 1.206
type 377
allotype 309
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.857 total)
syntype 3.496
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.243
holotype 1.031
type 74
 
The 6 top-most sub-collections in terms of the total number of specimens with a type status,
plus the 5 most frequently occurring type statuses in that sub-collection.
Top 15 collectors
BK Boom
50.966 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.808 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
37.961 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.845 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Peter Boesman
27.626 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.815 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.214 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.210 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.550 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.257 registered specimen records in 7 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.541 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.637 registered specimen records in 1 collection
M. Freudenthal
18.488 registered specimen records in 4 collections
JJ Bos
17.037 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.